Fruits and vegetables are the foundation of a healthy diet. The WHO and NHS recommend 5 fruits or vegetables be eaten every day to reduce the risk of dangerous health problems such as heart disease or cancer. Since the widespread awareness of global warming, it has become almost a necessity to move towards eco-friendly living. Adopting urban farming is one step that you can take towards a sustainable life. There was a reason that our ancestors were so fit and healthy. They nourished and produced their own food, ensuring good health and safe eating habits.
Today, India is the second biggest pesticide consumer in Asia, using 52,750 tonnes in 2017 alone. Repeated studies have linked pesticides with cancer, Alzheimer's, ADHD, and even birth defects in children. So how do we avoid pumping these dangerous chemicals into our bodies? Easy, grow those vegetables on your own. Growing fruits and vegetables seems overwhelming to most people, but it’s actually much simpler than it sounds. All you need is a few square feet, a water source, and a little time. That’s where PlantMe comes in! PlantMe brings you high-quality seeds, gardening skills, and cutting-edge technology to help you cultivate and grow produce in your own garden, totally hassle-free. PlantMe uses a soil-free Agrotech irrigation system that controls the temperature, nutrient balance, and humidity of your seedlings. It uses no labour, less space, and less water than soil-based farming and increases yield, even without chemicals or pesticides. With PlantMe’s Hydroponic Farming all your plant needs are provided and maintained in a system, because of which you can grow your garden in your small apartment, or the spare bedrooms as long as you have some space. With Hydroponics you can manage the pH and nutrient intake to make sure your plants are getting the exact nutrients they need while enjoying the relaxing time with your little green spaces.
PlantMe’s kitchen garden solution will expose you to Agrotech, making you aware of the possibilities of what a degree in agriculture can offer the upcoming generation: a job where they do what they love the most. A degree in agriculture equips them with enough knowledge and develops their skills in various different aspects of the business, such as management, agricultural science, sales and marketing, food production, animal nutrition, plant genetics, and even journalism. Whatever your motivation for breaking ground on your own backyard garden, chances are good that you’ll take pleasure in this new healthy hobby, and that your wallet, the environment, your body, and your taste buds will thank you.
- Anil Kumar K P